Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


U.S. Opts Out of Iran Deal

May 9, 2018
Posted by: JCRC Staff

The U.S. has removed itself unilaterally from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a.k.a. The Iran Deal. Some observers believe that the deal was fueling an aggressive regional policy by Iran that was significantly increasing the risk of war, others fear that pulling out of the deal will remove important checks on Iran's nuclear program and increase the risk of war. JCRC has a consensus position against a nuclear Iran and we are giving careful consideration to the many thoughtful analyses that present a range of opinions reflective of our community’s views. We strongly encourage community members to similarly explore ideas and search for solutions, as well as to express their views. Whether one supported or opposed U.S. involvement in the deal, concerns about Iran are real and legitimate, and there are no easy solutions.


May 10 - Iranian forces fired 20 rockets at Israel Defense Forces positions in the Golan Heights on Wednesday night, prompting extensive Israeli retaliation against Iranian military and logistics targets in Syria ... more

May 11 - Anti-American protests erupted in Iran and the Iranian government vowed to restart its nuclear program if the deal collapses ... more

May 15 - In the wake of U.S. withdrawal, European leaders have begun discussions about how to keep Iran from restarting its nuclear program ... more

Further Reading

Main Links

Full Transcript of President Trump’s Speech on the Iran Nuclear Deal

Response by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu


The Minute We Pull Out, Our Leverage Goes Down, Near East PolicyCast

The Bitter Fruits of the JCPOA by Avi Melamed

Tactical Issues Surrounding a U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Behind Trump’s Termination of Iran Deal Is a Risky Bet

Jewish Community Reactions

AIPAC Statement on Iran Nuclear Deal Announcement

AJC Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from Iran Nuclear Deal

Ameinu: Trump Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal Makes the U.S. and Israel Less Safe

Boston JCRC Statement Regarding President Trump's Announcement

From ‘violation’ to ‘sign this thank you card,’ Jewish groups react to Iran deal withdrawal


Here's the real cost of leaving the Iran deal

Trump’s Iran deal withdrawal: It should never have come to this

A Courageous Trump Call on a Lousy Iran Deal

Donald Trump Just Put Israel in Immediate Danger

Trump to Iran: America’s Word is Worthless


Iran nuclear deal: Key details

Nuclear Iran: A Glossary